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Thomas HughesTom Brown's School Days (July 24, 2008)

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LibriVox recording of Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes. Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010).

Tom Brown’s Schooldays is a novel by Thomas Hughes first published in 1857. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842.

The novel was originally published as being “by an Old Boy of Rugby”, and much of it is based on the author’s experiences. Tom Brown is largely based on the author’s brother, George Hughes; and George Arthur, another of the book’s main characters, is based on Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. The fictional Tom’s life also resembles the author’s in that the culminating event of his school career was a cricket match.

Tom Brown was tremendously influential on the genre of British school novels, which began in the 19th century, and is one of the few still in print. A sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford, was published in 1861 but is not as well known. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Thomas Hughes
Date: 2008-07-24
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: tom browns; schooldays; hughes; novel; audio books; librivox;

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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01 - Pt.1 Ch.1 The Brown Family 32.3 MB
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02 - Pt.1 Ch.2 The Veast 36.0 MB
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03 - Pt.1 Ch.3 Sundry Wars and Alliances 37.7 MB
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04 - Pt.1 Ch.4 The Stage Coach 28.8 MB
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05 - Pt.1 Ch.5 Rugby and Football 38.4 MB
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06 - Pt.1 Ch.6 After the Match 32.9 MB
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07 - Pt.1 Ch.7 Settling to the Collar 37.3 MB
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08 - Pt 1 Ch 8 The War of Independence 37.1 MB
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09 - Pt.1 Ch.9 A Chapter of Accidents 38.5 MB
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10 - Pt.2 Ch.1 How the Tide Turned 22.5 MB
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11 - Pt.2 Ch.2 The New Boy 24.2 MB
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12 - Pt.2 Ch.3 Arthur Makes a Friend 26.6 MB
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13 - Pt.2 Ch.4 The Bird-Fanciers 24.2 MB
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14 - Pt.2 Ch.5 The Fight 30.9 MB
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15 - Pt.2 Ch.6 Fever in the School 31.1 MB
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16 - Pt.2 Ch.7 Harry East's Dilemmas and Deliverances 28.4 MB
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17 - Pt.2 Ch.8 Tom Brown's Last Match 38.8 MB
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18 - Pt.2 Ch.9 Finis 13.8 MB
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Reviewer: gooch12 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 24, 2009
Subject: Excellent Recording!
This is an excellent recording of Tom Brown's School Days! There's a single reader throughout, which is always a plus, and icyjumbo's rendition is nearly flawless. It was a real pleasure to listen to... highly recommended!